People who have serious acute mental health problems and other medical and/or neurological problems need to be treated at NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals (NPH). NPH is a group of hospitals that specialize in this type of treatment and care. They are too ill to go to a traditional psychiatric hospital for treatment, and they are too ill to go to a traditional medical hospital for treatment, too. If you're 55 years old and have AIDS, you might need to go to a NeuroPsychiatric Hospital. This is because you're dangerous to yourself and others, and you're also psychotic. Another example would be a 20-year-old who has a lot of mood swings, is very violent, and has Asperger's. A third example would be an 85-year-old who has dementia, is violent to other people, has acute kidney disease, and diabetes, but he or she doesn't know it. People who go to NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals have both Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at the same place. They need full-time care from both medical specialties and are part of a growing group of people who have few or no treatment options. As a result, the emergency care system for other people is clogged up while the NPH patient doesn't get any help. People who need help from NPH can get help from nursing homes and group homes as well as law enforcement. All referrals are made by people in the community, not by doctors, because these hospitals are a safety net for the people in the area who need them. NFL players to professionals and people who live on the streets are some of the people who come to see us. It doesn't matter what kind of person you are or what kind of family you have; these diseases can kill anyone.